Since 1975, El Mirasol Villas has been the resort of choice in Palm Springs for Gay Men.    

Originally built by Howard Hughes in the late 40's.

Please Enjoy our New Heated Saltwater Swimming Pool.

A bit of El Mirasol Villas History

El Mirasol, translated means to look at the sun or loosely translated as sunflower or FLOWER IN THE SUN.

El Mirasol Villas was built in 1947 by Howard Hughes.

It is said that he built the original 6 building compound to woo Elizabeth Taylor to the fabulous California desert.

Whether Howard was successful or not we do not know...what we do know is that it has been the flower in the sun for many since then... Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe as well as many other of Howard's Girls.

The compound was turned into a hotel in the early 1950s and was owned by Bob Hope in the early 1960s.

It was reopened in 1975, as the first Gay Hotel in Palm Springs; the north side was annexed in the early 1980s and became the property as we now know it.

We bought the Hotel in October of 2000, and we are committed to continuing the tradition of El Mirasol Villas as the

Your Hosts, Paul & Bruce



Custom designed furnishings, shutters, French doors and California King Beds make each accommodation a comfortable and elegant experience.

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Two Clothing Optional Pools and Jacuzzi plus FREE high speed wireless internet connection throughout, are just a few examples.

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Meandering garden paths lead to Bungalows and Studios, two gorgeous Clothing Optional pools, a steam room and our in ground Jacuzzi/Spa with an outdoor shower.

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Fantastic mountain views are enjoyed by day.

Enhanced with outdoor mist cooling systems.

Relax Palm Springs style on your own private patios with views to the clothing optional pools. Our gardens are charmed with sounds of the fountains and a Dolby sound system.

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Splendid starlit skies are enjoyed at night.

Stroll through our bountiful gardens and citrus trees.

Mexican paver walkways lead to fountains, fireplaces, two swimming pools, a new 10 man Jacuzzi Spa and outdoor shower. Our hotel even features a eucalyptus steam room.

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Need a relaxing getaway from your hectic work environment or if you are traveling on business, and still need to stay connected? We now have High Speed Wireless Internet to keep you connected while you relax in our beautiful desert garden setting.

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